He was a graduate of Dora High School, Class of 1981. He attended Grace Baptist Church in Sumiton.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Doug Tate and the Rev. James Aycox will officiate. Burial will follow at McCormack Cemetery. Visitation will be today, Jan. 28, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Bruce Thursby and his niece, Melanie Norris.
Survivors include his children, James Newton “B.J.” Thursby III of Sumiton and Addison Shealy of West Jefferson; granddaughter, Kaylee Thursby; parents, James and Judy Thursby of Sumiton; sisters, Carolyn Thursby Warren of Leeds, Judy Kaye Norris (Steve) of Sumiton and Lisa Thursby Childress (Keith) of Sumiton; brother, James Ray “Todd” Thursby (Linda) of Frost, Texas; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.newhorizonmemorial.com
New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323